Ramatlhodi testifies at the Wednesday morning inquiry about his tenure as a coal minister and how the controversial family is trying to influence it.
FILE: Former South African President, Jacob Zuma, appeared in the High Court of Durban on June 8, 2018. It counts on 16 accounts that include fraud, corruption and racing. Photo: Felix Dlangamandla / Pool
JOHANNESBURG – Minister for Public Service and Ngoako Ramathah Administration has told an investigation to capture the state that the Guptas would call all Mineral Resources Department to their home private in Cape Town during Indaba Mining.
Ramatlhodi testifies at the inquiry on Wednesday for his tenure as a coal minister and how the controversial family is trying to influence it.
"So they showed power and called the entire section."
But he says that the influence of Gupta is deeper than that.
"The Guptas had the power to call the president to their home and they would fight for it."
Ramatlhodi says that it was clear that former President of Zambia Zuma was no longer in force.
"What he has done was for an executive authority to auction, and now, the next president will come to inherit a vacancy office in authority."
He said that the National Executive of the National African Congress of Zuma said his relationship with the controversial family was toxic, but the former president said he was owed to the Guptas because they looked after his family.
(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)